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School: Nanticoke Area
Year: Freshman
In Lukowski’s District 2 championship meet debut, she broke a 24-year-old record in the 200 meter dash to win gold in 25.69. Lukowski also qualified for states in the 100 meter dash; she took silver in 12.42.

Athlete of the week: Amiah Lukowski, Nanticoke Area track and field
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Amiah Lukowski
Nanticoke Area
Freshman, Track and Field
Hometown: Nanticoke
Age: 15
Family: Mother, Wendy; father, Ed; brother, Ed; sisters, Sophie and Scarlett

Accomplishment: Lukowski won the 200-meter race at last week’s District 2 Class AA Track and Field Championships with a time of 25.69 seconds, setting a district record. She also qualified for states in the 100 with a second-place finish (12.42).

Getting to Know Amiah

Favorite subject: Home economics
Favorite book: “It’s Kind of a Funny Story”
Favorite television show: “Pretty Little Liars”
Favorite actress: Shailene Woodley
Favorite sports team: U.S. women’s soccer
Favorite junk food: Starburst candies
Favorite music artists: Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande
For Amiah, the best part of track and field is ... being able to compete with her friends. For Amiah, the most difficult thing about track and field is ... staying focused during practice.
Away from track and field, Amiah likes to ... hang out with her friends.
If Amiah could switch places with any athlete for a day, she would switch with ... U.S. women’s soccer player Alex Morgan.
If Amiah could travel anywhere in the world, she would go to ... Paris.
Amiah can’t live without ... her family and friends.
Amiah’s biggest fear is ... heights.
For the future ... Amiah is considering playing soccer in college and studying physical therapy.

Lukowski wows
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Nanticoke Area freshman Amiah Lukowski entered districts as a sprinter with plenty of potential. She left with some hardware and a new District 2 record.
The Trojanette set the top preliminary time in the 200 meters (26.03) and found another gear in the finals, winning in 25.69 seconds. It broke the previous meet record of 25.74 seconds, set back in 1992 by Hanover Area’s Julia Laiuvara.|
Lukowski also had the fastest preliminary run in the 100 meters, ultimately taking second place. But her 12.42-second sprint did more than just win her silver; it also qualified her for states.
“I expected to do pretty well; I didn’t expect to win,” Lukowski said. “I was thinking third or fourth, maybe, at best. I was pretty surprised.”

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Nanticoke Area

Head coach: Zach Pientka, boys; Jeff DeRocco, girls

2015 record: Boys: 1-6 in WVC, 15th in District 2 meet. Girls: 2-5 in WVC, 16th in District 2 meet.

Returning state participants: Boys: None. Girls: None.

Graduated state participants: Boys: Devin Thomas (200 meters). Girls: None.

Athletes to watch: Boys: Carmelo Pioquinto (sprints), Ben Sersen (mid-distance), Robert Roth (mid-distance), Nik Placek (mid-distance/distance), Earl Manangan (mid-distance), Tyler Thomas (jumps), John Guszak (throws). Girls: Riley Klepadlo (sprints, mid-distance), Katie Butczynski (mid-distance), Alexis Selli (jumps), Amber Grohowski (throws).

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